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June 22, 2016updated 17 Jan 2017 4:07pm

What is FaceTime?

What is the biggest difference between Skype and FaceTime?

By Ellie Burns

Developed by Apple, FaceTime is a video telephony product available on supported devices that run iOS and Mac computers running Mac OS X 10.6.6 onwards.

Announced by Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the 2010 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, FaceTime works by connecting two supported devices to enable one-on-one video chat.



How is FaceTime different from Skype? Find out on the next page.

FaceTime does not currently support group conferencing, so only two people can use the application at once.

This is the biggest difference between FaceTime and Skype – Skype allows for multi-person video chatting, while FaceTime only allows one-to-one video chat.what is FaceTime

Until the release of iOS 6, WiFi was needed for FaceTime to work. From iOS 6 onwards, calls for the iPhone and iPad have been able to be made over 3G or LTE cellular networks. FaceTime uses approximately three megabytes of data per minute of conversation, while calls can be made to any phone number or email address that is registered to the service.

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